March 4, 2013

Thomson Reuters Introduces WestlawNext Practitioner Insights

Exclusive practice-specific content and analysis, emerging legal developments and enhanced alerting for legal professionals

EAGAN, MINN – Thomson Reuters announced the launch of Practitioner Insights – practitioner-focused pages on WestlawNext® that bring legal professionals the exclusive current awareness information and analysis that they need to stay up to speed and lead in their practice area. Each page is maintained by a dedicated team of attorney editors who monitor a specific practice area and curate breaking business news, exclusive insight and analysis from industry experts, as well as the most comprehensive collection of litigation materials and primary legal content, to ensure that WestlawNext customers will be the first to know about actionable emerging developments that matter to them and their clients.

Practitioner Insights draws from exclusive content, including:

  • Westlaw Daily Briefings: Exclusive expert analysis from Westlaw attorney editors
  • Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Daily news summaries: Original, attorney-authored analysis that puts context around breaking legal developments, including offerings in antitrust, employment, health and intellectual property
  • CQ Roll Call Washington Briefings: Exclusive coverage of securities, banking and energy policy developments from federal regulatory agencies and Congress
  • Legal news from Reuters
  • The most comprehensive collection of primary law, exclusive analytical materials, and the largest collection of litigation materials
  • Featured legal filings: The relevant, recently filed legal documents that provide insights and context around the headlines

According to Leann Blanchfield, vice president of Product Development at Thomson Reuters, the fast-paced world attorneys practice in requires professional-grade current awareness content to keep them informed. 

“With Practitioner Insights, Thomson Reuters provides WestlawNext subscribers with tailored current awareness content and insights from among the most credible sources of business, government, legal, and industry analysis,” she said. “Our deep knowledge of the law and legal professionals is the driving force behind our creation of the most comprehensive collection of current awareness assets in the legal marketplace, delivered within the everyday workflow of our customers.”

Alerts on WestlawNext

Thomson Reuters also is introducing Alerts on WestlawNext, which allows customers to manage all their alerts from one platform to help ensure they are always up to date on emerging legal developments. The new service brings together monitoring from Westlaw’s news-clipping tools, as well as tracking and alerts relating to dockets, citations and court filings, to centrally provide breaking legal developments and information about clients, competitors, regulators, the courts and the legal marketplace.

Customers now have more options for frequency of reporting, and alerts can be delivered via email, HTML, XML, RSS or portal. An Alert History feature allows WestlawNext customers to view results as far back as 90 days, and users can easily create and customize newsletters for colleagues and customers.

“Keeping up to speed on breaking legal developments has never been more important to legal professionals, and now it’s never been easier,” said Blanchfield. “Practitioner Insights will allow WestlawNext users to effortlessly stay on top of their practice area, and Alerts on WestlawNext will enable them to manage and share breaking developments that are at the heart of their practice.”

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